Tell a politically dangerous joke

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From: The Singing Mandrake

"How does one distinguish a Master of the Bazaar from a barrel of sheep's urine?" Let's hope the audience here is sympathetic. You don't want another spell in New Newgate.

Challenge information

Broad, Persuasive 4

  • 1 - high-risk (15%)
  • 2 - high-risk (30%)
  • 3 - very chancy (45%)
  • 4 - chancy (60%)
  • 5 - very modest (75%)
  • 6 - low-risk (90%)
  • 7 - straightforward (100%)


A roar of laughter!

They'll remember that one. Let's hope the constables don't hear it from them. In the meantime, you're the centre of attention. Always a pleasant place to be. You leave the Mandrake with a bottle of good wine tucked under your arm.


Oh dear oh dear oh dear.

Your companions couldn't have looked less impressed if you'd eaten a live sorrow-spider one leg at a time. Three people get up and leave the room.